HIV is a very dangerous disease that can bring about so much harm and damage to the body. So, it is important that it is detected early on so that treatment can be applied. 


If you believe you have been exposed to the virus, you have to get tested right away. Those that are  experiencing any of the early symptoms below should also undergo an HIV test:

Muscle pains

Joint pains

Lower back pains

Physical weakness


Dry throat

High fever


Inflammation in the armpit/neck


Appetite loss

Sore throat

These symptoms may lead to severe complications if not diagnosed and treated at the earliest opportunity. Here are the most common HIV complications if testing and treatment are delayed or not done right away:


Other STD infections


Inflammation of the lymph nodes




Memory loss

More weight loss

Digestion problems

Those that have undergone HIV testing and receive a positive test result have to receive antiretroviral treatment so that the spread of the virus can be controlled and slowed down.